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May’s Glam Bag Add-On Spoilers Are Way Too Good to Pass Up


It’s hard to feel down during May, one of our favorite months of the year. Try frowning in Peach-Fuzz-colored everything and smelling like the floral blossoms that blessed us this spring. Hard, right? Most importantly, we’ve got May’s Glam Bag to be giddy about. The only thing better than receiving a bag full of curated beauty products (including a hand-picked item from this month’s Choice) is sprinkling in your most-wanted Add-Ons, of course! 

And since May is all about rejuvenating and treating yourself from head to toe, we’re including some bestsellers from brands like FRESH, BYROE, KATE SOMMERVILLE, and more to help you. Let’s not forget to celebrate the special mamas in our lives by snagging an extra Add-On (or two) as gifts for Mother’s Day. Didn’t see last month’s selection? Check out April’s Glam Bag Add-Ons spoilers to see all the goodies you missed out on! Don’t forget to come back each month for a sneak peek on all the upcoming Add-Ons we’ll have in store for our Ipsters.

Curious about what you might get next month, check out our June Glam Bag Add-Ons Spoilers.

1. FENTY BEAUTY Bright Fix Eye Brightener

FENTY BEAUTY Bright Fix Eye Brightener

We start the list with none other than Rih Rih’s FENTY BEAUTY Eye Brightener. Not only does this featherweight illuminator bring life and vibrancy to your tired-looking eyes, its sheer yet buildable coverage makes looking naturally well-rested way too easy. Plus, this serum-like formula features a Hydrablend Complex to plump and smooth out visible fine lines while it conceals your dark circles all day…oh yeah, did we mention that it’s resistant to humidity, creasing, and sweat, too? Like Mother herself, this product does it all.

2. WANDER BEAUTY Nude Illusion Liquid Foundation

WANDER BEAUTY Nude Illusion Liquid Foundation

We all want a fresh and flawless-looking complexion, but if you weren’t born with perfect skin, don’t despair—this creamy liquid foundation is a master illusionist, helping your skin look perfect. Redness? No thanks. Discoloration? Never heard of her. Blemishes—who? With the radiant and soft-focus finish that this high-coverage foundation is giving, you won’t have to worry about any of that. You’re now ready to enter your soft-girl era with confidence.

3. BYROE Pumpkin Pro-Retinol Cream

BYROE Pumpkin Pro-Retinol Cream

Because we are expensive (but on a budget, honey)! This luxurious cream can’t turn back the hands of time, but it comes pretty close. It’s clinically proven to reduce visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness in as little as four weeks. With powerhouse ingredients like calendula-derived retinol, plant-powered bakuchiol, skin-smoothing eco ceramides, and upcycled pumpkin to do the heavy lifting for your skin, the only thing left for you to do is sit back and relax. 

*To our sensitive girlies and guys: If you’re worried about the dreaded “retinol uglies,” you don’t need to be—this gentle formula is safe for daily use, too.

4. FRESH Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Emulsion

FRESH Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Emulsion

The days of dry, flaky, and dull skin are over. Welcome to the beginning of petal-soft skin that is dewy, plump, and as radiant as a rose. This moisture-boosting cream contains rose water and damask rose to help soothe, smooth, and fortify your skin’s barrier. It packs a one-two punch of hydration with high- and low-molecular hyaluronic acids (nature’s “moisture magnet”) to penetrate deep into your skin and lock in moisture. No need to re-apply, either—the time-release technology ensures your skin stays juicy and hydrated for up to 72 hours.

5. KATE SOMERVILLE® HydraKate Recharging Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

KATE SOMERVILLE® HydraKate Recharging Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

Want lit-from-within radiance but don’t love creams? This hydrating serum is your dream come true when it comes to achieving glass skin. Watch your dry patches drink this up to give you quenched skin that lasts up to 24 hours, thanks to dual-molecular hyaluronic acids. Blue-light-activated algae helps to brighten dull skin, reduce the appearance of dark marks, and fade visible signs of aging. No need to spot test either, because the Aquaport Technology delivers targeted hydration where your skin needs it most.

6. R+CO DREAMHOUSE Cold Pressed Watermelon Wave Spray

R+CO DREAMHOUSE Cold Pressed Watermelon Wave Spray

We just spilled the tea on the benefits of watermelon for your skin, but did you know that it does wonders for your hair, too? Before you concoct a watermelon-infused hair mask, let us introduce you to this multitasking mist. It’s like a beach day in a bottle for your lackluster locks, helping you create the perfect waves with just a few spritzes. But wait—there’s more! It features high-performing ingredients that brighten your highlights and protect your hair from UV damage, too. Sounds like a great hair day to us.

7. LAWLESS Forget The Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Gloss in Violet Bloom

LAWLESS Forget The Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Gloss in Violet Bloom

If you can’t get enough of the flower power that our Add-Ons are bringing, then get ready for this violet-bloom-inspired plumping gloss. Shea butter and rosehip oil saturate your lips in a sheer wash of ultra-shiny color and moisture. When it comes to plumping, this gloss doesn’t play around. It’s powered by the brand’s MAXI-LIP™ technology, which is clinically proven to visibly increase your lip volume for a perfectly plump pout, sans needles.

8. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Thickening Starter Set

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Thickening Starter Set

Think you need a salon visit to achieve your fluffy, voluminous hair goals? This trial-size trio of body-boosting hair essentials is here to prove you wrong. It takes limp, lifeless locks to next-level lusciousness in just three steps. The shampoo lifts your roots for instant volume and thickness. Then, the conditioner’s strand-pumping technology adds body and fullness. Last but not least, the thickening spray amplifies your strands as you style, helping to lock in your bounce, body, and lifted locks with touchable, flexible hold. Who says you can’t get pro-level results at home? 

Wondering what went down last month? Check out April's Glam Bag Add-On spoilers.

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Dotty Liao
Dotty Liao
Dotty is a freelance fashion, lifestyle, and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. On her off-time, she likes to make bedroom music, collect vintage tchotchkes, dance with friends, & play with her fat cat, Vlad.
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Article Last Updated May 23, 2024 12:00 AM